The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra celebrates the Music from the Studio Ghibli Films.
Studio Ghibli MSO at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on 29 February
Celebrate legendary composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi with a huge performance of his music from the films of Japan's legendary Studio Ghibli in an Australian exclusive concert event at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
Hisaishi will conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and MSO Chorus through the magical scores of heart-stirring montages from renowned films directed by Hayao Miyazaki including Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away which will play on a huge screen at the Bowl.
The concert will be complete with a full children’s choir and a marching band.
As long-standing friends and collaborators, Hisaishi and Miyazaki have worked together for more than 30 years, including on nine films from renowned production house Studio Ghibli.
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl
When: Saturday 29 February at 7:30pm
Joe Hisaishi in Concert at the Hamer Hall on 26 February
Joe Hisaishi in Concert is separate event performing at the Hamer Hall. The Arts Centre Melbourne will host this rather special Australian exclusive on Wednesday 26 February.
The work of Joe Hisaishi and his contributions to contemporary symphonic repertoire is celebrated by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Joe Hisaishi in Concert.
Outside of his work with legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Hisaishi has released nearly 40 solo albums that have showcased a keen and ever-evolving passion for his art, becoming one of the most important composers of our time.
Joe Hisaishi leads the MSO in a performance of his orchestral works, including Symphonic Fantasy The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and the Australian premiere of The East Land Symphony. Experience the range and depth of this prolific composer alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall.
Where: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
When: Wednesday 26 February, 7.30pm